10 Day Motorbike Tour Around Northern Vietnam
Being the most far-flung province in Vietnam, Ha Giang is 300 km far away from Hanoi, leaning on the rocky mountain. Sharing the borderline with Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai and part of China, Ha Giang is the home of several ethnic tribes, including Dao, H’mong, Tay, Nung.
Dong Van is one of the most remote districts in Ha Giang province. Located in the rugged rocky land of the mountain, Dong Van offers tourists with stunning views and the authentic local life to explore more about the indigenous people. It promised the best place for motorbike tour around northern Vietnam.
Let’s travel to Sapa and Ha Giang by motorbike and experience a different Vietnam, where the beauty of land of people is harmonized.
Day 1: Ha Noi – Yen Bai (200km)
Starting your first motorbike tour day by a full breakfast before taking a taxi to the gathering point in the suburban area of Hanoi. From here, we officially set off the motorcycle tour northern Vietnam to Yen Bai Province.
After getting out of the bustle of the city, motorcyclists are bumping into the view of scenic countryside with enormous paddy fields split by the rows of tree and muddy footpaths. Further to the North stand the towering limestone mountains, gigantically erecting on two sides of the road.
We arrive in Yen Bai prior to the dawn and will stay in Song Hong Hotel. Dinner in town before taking a deep rest for the next motorbike tour days.
Day 2: Yen Bai – Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai: 200km
In the 2nd day of motorbike tour Northern Vietnam, our riding team will ride up the high mountains where the H’mong people inhibit. Along the way to Mu Cang Chai Town, you could run into various valleys in Tu Le and Khau Pha Pass, where a sea of yellow rice fields is extending ahead you.
Having crossed the Khau Pha Pass, our team will reach Mu Cang Chai, the most famous places in Vietnam for rice terraced fields. We end the 2nd day with Northern Vietnam motorcycle trip in Suoi Mo- a standard hotel in the town centre.
Day 3: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Sapa: 150km
Following the route 32, our motorbike touring team keeps riding up to the uphill mountains, strolling around the Hoang Lien Son Range. The landscape is incredibly massive and striking with dense forests and top highest peaks in Vietnam. After crossing O Quy Ho Pass at the height of 2000m, we come into the area of Sapa town, a romantic and beautiful valley of Lao Cai Province.
We could have a night walk around that town before taking a rest in Hoang Long Hotel.
Day 4: Sapa – Bac Ha – Pho Rang: 150km
We continue the Sapa motorcycle tour to Pho Rang, our motorcycle tours will stop over in Lao Cai City to take a short riding to Chinese border. Lunch is available in a local restaurant on the way.
In the afternoon, our motorbike riding team hits the road to Pho Rang and sleep over the 4th night in local guest house.
Day 5: Pho Rang – Ha Giang: 150km
The Vietnam motorbike tour today will be so much interesting when you could admire the scenery of mountain and forest, along with vibrant life of ethnic minorities occupying in hilly areas.
After a full lunch in Viet Quang town, we keep motorbike touring to Ha Giang stay there overnight. Just relax and prepare for next fantastic days with motorcycle tours North Vietnam.
Day 6: Ha Giang – Dong Van: 150km
Being known as the most visited place in Ha Giang, Dong Van is undoubtedly the iconic destination of this far-away province. The long way of more than 100km from Ha Giang to Dong Van offers our motorbike touring team North Vietnam impressive stopovers with famous attractions such as the Heaven Gate in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau or the Vuong palace.
Upon arriving in Dong Van, you could emerge yourself in the typical atmosphere of daily life in up north mountainous area. Stay overnight at hotel in Dong Van town.
Day 7: Dong Van – Meo Vac: 120km
We say farewell to Dong Van and start off the trip to Meo Vac. On the route from Dong Van to Meo Vac, our motorcycle touring team will cross the winding passes which could offer you the wonderful panoramic views of stunning valleys extending at the foothill.
From the Ma Pi Leng Pass, you could look down and see the Nho Que River, winding the canyon and create the picturesque natural scenery.
Our motorbike tour Northern Vietnam reaches Meo Vac at the late afternoon and stays in Hoa Cuong Hotel.
Day 8: Meo Vac – Cao Bang: 200km
From Meo Vac, the northern Vietnam motorbike road trip continues to move to Cao Bang Province. On the way, we are allowed to stop over in some ethnic minority villages of Tay and Dzao people, visit some local market or admire the poetic and alluring view of mountainous area in Cao Bang.
We arrive in Cao Bang and you could have free time for the rest of the day. An overnight at Thanh Loan Hotel. It comes to the end of 8th day with motorbike tour around northern Vietnam.
Day 9: Cao Bang – Ba Be: 150km
Coming to the 9th day with motorbike tour around Northern Vietnam, our riding team descend to Ba Be Lake, the biggest fresh water lake in Vietnam. You will be amazed by breathtaking beauty of Ba Be National Park with jungle and enormous lake, along with the tribal village, scattered along the bank of Ba Be Lake. A short boat trip or a short walking path into the jungle could be the perk of day 9th with motorcycle trip Northern Vietnam.
We stay overnight in the homestay of Tay People.
Day 10: Ba Be – Ha Noi: 250km
Today is a long riding of the Vietnam motorbike tour to the North. We will ride back to Hanoi through the countryside roads along the Red River delta, where you will have chance to see the vast corn and rice fields, the traditional handicraft villages and fishing villages on the River. It is a long day but really fascinating day. It seems to be busier when we nearly get the city. We will arrive in Hanoi before 5:00am.